New Product - Face Masks
Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:01:29 PM
Hello Designers,

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE as this is a special product launch.

Zazzle is pleased to announce a new product: face masks. We pulled out all the stops to launch this product quickly in order to provide our customers access to personalized cloth face coverings in this time of need.

We highly recommend you read the About This Product section on the product details page as it contains relevant information regarding COVID-19 and the level of protection this product provides.

Design Review
As you all know, Zazzle is a platform designed to foster positive creativity first and foremost. We recognize that at a time when the world is on high alert in regards to COVID-19, we don’t want to heighten those fears by allowing designs that spread disinformation or make light of the situation.

Zazzle has provided these new face masks to support our communities and we will be robust in our efforts to make sure the content published reflects that support. Face masks that are submitted to Post For Sale will go through a review process before being available on the website. Many of you will remember this process as similar to the one used for Postage Stamps. Because of this review process it will take longer than typical for a product to become available in the marketplace.

Design Guidance
This product is printed on a flat piece of fabric and then folded and sewn into the mask. Due to the folds and manufacturing process...
  • The placement of your design is not as precise as most of our products.
  • It is likely that part of your design will be occluded by the folds

    In other words, putting a photo of a smile on the mask will very likely not result in a pleasant looking smile due to folds. This will be compounded by the fact that some peoples faces are larger than others and you should not rely on it being unfolded to any particular degree.

    Therefore we do not recommend expecting the folds to lie exactly where it is shown on the product detail page. Because of this, small patterns and the usage of fill colors will be best for this product.

    Some visuals to help illustrate this point

    Design Area
    Notice that the green lined ‘safe zone’ is quite narrow. If you have any primary, non-patterned, design element make sure it is inside the safe zone

    Front View
    Notice how the pattern is occluded by the folds.

    On Face Simulation
    Notice that many of the squares are no longer square and have been cut off. Depending on how the user wears the face mask the full design will be more, or less, exposed.

    Product Details
  • Machine washable
  • Comfortable 100% polyester fabric (Decorated front material is a poly sheeting, and the back is made from poly microfiber)
  • Machine washable and reusable
  • One size fits all (7" x 3.5") to cover your nose and mouth
  • May be worn alone, but designed with an insert slot for an optional surgical mask or a disposable mask

    Print Process: Digital full color sublimation printing. 300 DPI minimum

    Default Department: Accessories > Face Masks

    Designer Royalty: Similar to Zazzle Heart products, these products will be limited to a 5% designer Royalty. Zazzle brought this product to market quickly in order to support our communities in a time of need. We appreciate your willingness to support this effort by providing your designs at a Royalty rate that will allow the maximum number of people to afford them.

    Happy Designing!

    The Z-Team
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